“We haven’t ever seen so many members of the family so relaxed and happy at any one time before. The location and ambiance of the Finca is so relaxing, completely away from it all surrounded by lovely countryside which is fantastic for walking.
The views speak for themselves but have to be seen to be believed, especially in the evening – we’ve never seen so many stars in the night sky.”
Lisa & Nick, Swindon, UK 2009
“We had what I can only call “The Holiday of a Lifetime!” The house is really big with well furnished spacious rooms and a real homely feel. The view from the house is second to none…miles and miles of olive trees, hills and the occasional farmhouse. I had the pleasure of horse riding over that terrain and it was amazing. We went for walks through the hills also with a rewarding dip to finish! There was loads to do for everyone between bikes, table tennis, climbing trees and excellent day trips.
Aine, Dublin 2009
“Thank you for all your help in making this a very special holiday for our family. At the Finca you could ask for nothing more, the farmhouse is full of character and the views truly breath taking.The kids had hours of endless fun in the huge swimming pool while we just sat back and took in the view. The meal we had cooked by Elena for my parents 50th anniversary was superb this made it a very special evening for them.If you want to chill out and relax there is no better place.We would love to go back.”
Debbie & Craig, Edinburgh 2009
“Is it irrational to hope that three generations of a family, 18 people in all, can go on holiday together for a fortnight and survive? We didn’t just flourish in El Almendrillo, we had an unforgettable, vintage time, which will live long in all our memories. From El Almendrillo there is no habitation to be seen anywhere except a picturesque ruin in the valley a pleasant walk away. This 150 year old Finca was not just beautiful but serene in its landscape. The idle elders of the family could spend the whole day with a glass of Rioja imbibing the corduroy lines of olives and hills topped with windmills, where the ghost of Rosinante must still munch corn.
There are several keen walkers among us, who got up most mornings at 6.00a.m, drove the hour and a half to the Sierras and experienced walks to rival the Alps. Less driven souls could just amble our from the Finca up the ridge behind the house and see for miles across the lake at Iznajar and East to the Sierras. Some of us joined the multitudes in Cordoba and Granada and were predictably astonished, the Finca lies between them both. For the grandchildren El Almendrillo is a paradise, it has quite the best pool we have ever rented. The village is about half a mile downhill from the Finca but there lies a herd of goats and a charming goatherd who lets small children watch the milking and the cheese making.
In the evening we gathered under a large holm oak tree, with brown naked children in its branches and sang all our childhood songs in the nightjars. The lunatics carried their beds out on to the balconies and slept under the stars and watched the moon chase away Cassiopeia over our heads. Indelible memories of El Almendrillo.”
Jane Ryan, Dublin 2009
“We had such a fantastic day and week. All our friends and family were knocked out by the Finca and surroundings and are spreading the word.”
“Many thanks. Have some wonderful memories from our holiday and we were all so impressed with the villa and setting. We would definitely consider returning if you are still renting it out in the future.”
“We have more regrets to have quit your farmhouse very very nice…This is a very very delicious trip. You are more sympathics. I conserve your adress for an another time…I say you BRAVO and THANKS YOU.”
“We had a great week and the farmhouse was fantastic, such amazing views and superb pool, which I am sure the many photos will not be able to capture completely. Thanks for all you did to make our stay easy and comfortable.”
“It was an incredible time for us there and we’ll remember the finca and all of you forever.”
“‘We recall the great days we had in your lovely finca. It is really a beautiful place with the great view and everything!”
“The interiors are beautiful and the facilities excellent. We had a fantastic time. Thank you.”
“Just letting you know we had a fantastic holiday at El Almendrillo. Such a great place with rooms for everyone to wander off in in the midday sun and so well placed for visits around Andalucia…Thanks again and I’ll pass on info for Almendrillo if anyone friends are looking for a fab place for a holiday.”
“Once again, a big thank you for all your efforts in helping to organise our party. We had a fabulous time, as did all our guests. We hope to come back again soon.”
Adam 2006 (40th birthday party)
“Just wanted to say thank you. We had a great couple of weeks. So far all I’ve got out of the kids is the holiday was ‘totally wicked!’ High praise indeed!”
Karen K. 2006
“I just wanted to say we had a fabulous week at the Finca. The accommodation was perfect, the countryside beautiful. We used your Moro cookbooks and had some fabulous meals – will need to try out the London restaurant now. We all agreed we would love to go back if we ever have the chance again!”
Karen J. 2006